Design Manuals

ICPI’s design manuals provide guidance to design professionals on practically every aspect of design, construction and maintenance of interlocking concrete pavements and permeable interlock concrete pavements systems.  Download or purchase these design manuals to help you make technically sound decisions when designing your next project.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Design ManualPermeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Design Manual

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements Manual - Design, Specification, Construction, Maintenance (4th Ed.)
Maintain cutting edge knowledge by putting the latest industry-consensus guide to permeable pavements at your fingertips. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements—Design, Specification, Construction, Maintenance (4th Edition) has been completely revised for 2012. Plus, at 90 pages, it’s fifty percent bigger than the previous edition. It includes 60 color illustrations, figures and tables, drawing on a wealth of current permeable pavement research on stormwater management, structural design, and performance. It’s a must-have for design professionals, as well as for agency staff with responsibilities for stormwater, transportation or parking. Permeable pavement is being widely adopted as a proven “green” infrastructure that mitigates a variety of sustainability concerns.

ASCE/ANSI Standard: 58-10ASCE/ANSI Standard: 58-10Structural Design of Interlocking Concrete Pavements for Municipal Streets and Roadways
As a must-have guide for any design professional working on municipal projects, this standard was prepared by the ASCE Interlocking Concrete Pavement Committee to establish guidelines for developing appropriate pavement structures for various traffic and subgrade conditions. Includes preparatory information for design, key design elements, tables for pavement equivalent structural design, construction considerations, applicable standards, definitions and best practices.



The Structural Design of Heavy Duty Pavements for Port and Other IndustriesThe Structural Design of Heavy Duty Pavements for Port and Other IndustriesThe Structural Design of Heavy Duty Pavements for Port and Other Industries – Edition 4
Published by Interpave UK, this 90 page, 2007 edition of the British Ports Association manual is backed by almost 30 years of design experience, plus refined modeling, and provides an update to John Knapton’s Second Edition manual. This Fourth Edition continues the theme of approaching pavement design by selecting the surface, proportioning the base, and providing a suitable foundation based on loads. The manual is comprehensive in the range of base materials available and clearly presented with detailed examples. The designer can generate many alternative design solutions using different materials. The manual includes structural design for heavily-loaded permeable interlocking concrete pavement using pervious (no fines) concrete as a base material.

Airfield Pavement Design ManualAirfield Pavement Design ManualAirfield Pavement Design with Concrete Pavers
This 60 page manual follows Federal Aviation Administration design methods for use of interlocking concrete pavements for aircraft parking and low-speed taxiways in general aviation, commercial air carrier, and military airfields. The manual includes FAA format P-502 specification for the pavers and bedding materials as well as maintenance and life-cycle cost information. Over 11 million sf of interlocking concrete pavements are in service in airfields worldwide and this manual provides a comprehensive guide on design, construction, and maintenance information. 

 

Port Manual COVERPort Manual COVERPort and Industrial Pavement Design with Concrete Pavers – Second Edition
This 70 page manual relies on the proven port pavement design methods in use since 1983 by the British Ports Association. Based on finite element modeling and the author’s extensive experience with port pavements using this design method, interlocking concrete pavements can be designed for container and bulk port operations. Besides a step-by-step design approach for new and rehabilitative overlays, the manual includes a guide construction specification plus information on maintenance and life-cycle costs. This is an essential guide that supports further use of some 12 million sf of port and industrial interlocking concrete pavements in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Distress GuideDistress GuideDistress Guide for Interlocking Concrete Pavements
The first guide of its kind for North America and builds on experience with interlocking concrete pavement condition index or PCI survey method developed here by the U.S. Army COE and the APWA.

The Guide presents eleven conditions for roads and parking lots with high-medium-low severities for interlocking concrete pavement, e.g. rutting, cracked pavers, joint sand loss, etc. These conditions are tied to "deduct values" that are subtracted from a PCI of 100 to assist the user in determining the appropriate PCI value. The methodology considers the interactive effect of several distresses on the PCI value and can be used to compare performance of conventional asphalt and concrete pavements. 54 pages.

Life Cycle Methodology ReportLife Cycle Methodology ReportLife-Cycle Cost Management of Interlocking Concrete Pavements
Budget-conscious decision influencers require accurate life-cycle cost comparisons to understand how interlocking concrete pavement (ICP) stacks up against other pavements. This report does the job, with pavement performance data from 80+ sites. Whether you need to reassure city financial officers, persuade policy makers, or simply educate stakeholders, this report demonstrates the life-cycle cost advantages of ICP, especially for high vehicle load applications.